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The Materials Science major involves the study of the properties and characteristics of materials. A foundatioon of Civil Engineering, Materials Science will enable the students to statisfy not just their interest in the Physics of materials, but provide a practical way to link Chemistry and Physics into he fascinating field of alloy, polymer, ceramic and other composites and nanotechnology development.
The BSc. programme in Physics with a major in Materials Science aims to:
In order to do the BSc. Physics Degree with a major in Materials Science, candidates must satisfy the requirements for entrance to the Faculty of Science and Technology. They must:
Satisfy the University requirements for Normal Matriculation.
Have obtained passes at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency Level (or equivalent) in Physics and two subjects at CAPE (both comprising Units 1 & 2) or at GCE A-Level (or equivalent) one of which must be Physics or Mathematics.
Satisfy the University requirements for Lower Level Matriculation.
Have obtained at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency level with grades I, II, or since 1998 grade III (or equivalent) in Physics and two other approved science subjects.
Year 1: Minimum of eighteen (18) Mathematics and Physics credits as follows:
-PHYS1412: Waves, Optics & Thermodynamics
-MATH1141: Introductory Linear Algebra & Analytic Geometry
-MATH1185: Calculus for Scientists & Engineers
-PHYS1421: Electricity & Magnetism
-PHYS1422: Modern Physics
Plus (6 credits, optional) In-Faculty Courses.
Year 2: Eighteen (18) Physics credits as follows;
-PHYS2300: General Physics Lab I
-PHYS2351: Quantum Mechanics & Nuclear Physics
-PHYS2386: Electromagnetism & Optics
-PHYS2500: Materials Science Laboratory I
-PHYS2561: Fundamentals of Materials Science
-PHYS2671: Fluid Dynamics
Year 3: Nine (9) Physics credits as follows:
-PHYS3500: Advanced Materials Science Laboratory
-PHYS3562: The Physics of Non-Crystalline & Amorphous Materials
-PHYS2396: Computer Applications in Physics
-PHYS3561: The Physics of Crystalline Materials
-PHYS3565: Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Materials
Plus (3 credits, optional) from MATH2230, PHYS3399 or, any Level 2 or 3 Physics or Electronics course and nine (9) foundation courses credits.
Career path includes, but not limited to the following:
Teaching, Materials Engineer, Metallurgist, Product/process development scientist, Researcher, Technical Sales Engineer